By Edwin John Dingle
This ebook, first released in 1911, is without doubt one of the most vital and most sensible written shuttle books from outdated China. Edwin Dingle recounts his adventures as he travels up the Yangtze River from Shanghai after which by means of foot southwest throughout a few of China's such a lot wild and woolly territory to Burma. alongside the best way, Dingle absorbed an important volume of approximately lifestyles and society in southwest China, and describes what he sees in a readable and delicate manner.
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HARDEST PART OF THE JOURNEY. HWAN-LIEN-P’U CHAPTER XXI. THE MOUNTAINS OF YUN-NAN. SHAYUNG. OPIUM SMOKING FOURTH JOURNEY-THE MEKONG VALLEY TO TENGYUEH CHAPTER XXII. THE RIVER MEKONG CHAPTER XXIII. THROUGH THE SALWEN VALLEY TO TENGYUEH CHAPTER XXIV. THE LI-SII TRIBE OF THE SALWEN VALLEY FIFTH JOURNEY—TENGYUEH (MOMIEN) TO BHAMO IN UPPER BURMA CHAPTER XXV. SHANS AND KACHINS 368 CHAPTER XXVI. END OF LONG JOURNEY. ARRIVAL IN BURMA 375 APPENDICES. A. AUTHOR’S ITINERARY B. VAGARIES OF CHINESE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES C.
But it seems that no matter what the cost, no matter what she may have to suffer financially and nationally, no matter how great the obstinacy of the people towards the reform movement, the change is coming, has already come with alarming rapidity, and has come to stay. China is changing — let so much be granted; and although the movement may be hampered by a thousand general difficulties, presented by the ancient civilization of a people whose customs and manners and ideas have stood the test of time since the days contemporary with those of Solomon, and at one time bade fair to test eternity, the Government cry of “China for the Chinese” is going to win.
Reform, reform, reform,” was the echo, and I myself was on the way to hear it. At the time I started for China the cry of “China for the Chinese” was heard in all countries, among all peoples. Statesmen were startled by it, editors wrote the phrase to death, magazines were filled with copy — good, bad and indifferent — mostly written, be it said, by men whose knowledge of the question was by no means complete: editorial opinion, and contradiction of that opinion, were printed side by side in journals having a good name.
Across China on Foot by Edwin John Dingle